Do you children need a new wardrobe?
How about a new toy?
Are you a new mommy looking to find quality items to keep baby happy and safe but don’t want to break the bank?
The 10th annual Kids Closet Sale may be able to help with all of that.
The sale at Penn’s Peak, hosted by the Times News and Lehigh Valley Press, will open to the public at 9 a.m. Wednesday and has something for just about everyone.
Marty Hacker opened up his North Catasauqua home March 31 for a birthday party for his mother-in-law, Sophie Patchinka, and all the family members.
“It’s what you do when someone turns 100,” said Roxane Guzie, one of Sophie’s daughters.
Sophie spent her life as a homemaker, with the exception of a stint at a blouse factory. She was the best baker, her family said, and she prepared dinners for the family fresh from her garden.
She and her husband built their own house, and their family moved close by.
Mr. Phillip Retter was reared in Easton, graduating from Easton High School in 1988. At age 13, he started to work at his uncle’s garage, Fluerer’s Auto Body, in Nazareth.
He recalled, “I worked there after school and each summer. My father, Glenn, helped out and was on the pit crew of Al Loquasto, an Indy race car driver who drove the Frosty Root Beer car in the famous Indy 500.”
Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.
Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre gets creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky for its newest production of “The Addams Family.”
The musical comedy features music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The show is based upon the characters created by Charles Addams.
Army National Guard
Devin M. Greene has enlisted in the Army National Guard.
He will serve as an intelligence analyst with D Company, 103rd Engineer Battalion, Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
Greene is a 2018 graduate of Catasauqua High School.
On March 28, Pie’s On Pizzeria, 102 Pine St., opened its doors to a monthly community meeting with the police. Catasauqua Borough, along with Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, sponsors the events, each with its own clever name, at various locales. The latest meeting was titled Pizza with Police. This is the second time that Pie’s On Pizzeria hosted the event.
“We enjoy being able to meet with local residents and get an idea of their concerns,” said Police Chief Douglas Kish.
The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., hosted a bingo and chicken dinner fundraiser March 30 for the Erik Hirner Memorial Scholarship Fund. Hirner was a 1998 honors graduate of Catasauqua High School and went on to graduate with honors from Muhlenberg College with a degree in biology in 2002. He joined the Reading Fire Department in 2007 and simultaneously served as a volunteer for Charotin Hose Company No. 1.